A large (up to 8″), early (start of June for us) flowering, woody vine with creamy-white blossoms where each petal has light green and burgundy stripes through the midrib. In full sun, some of that coloration will not be there, but I like it. I also find that blossoms that come later are also a more pure white. All of the pictures here are from the same plant. Blooms on this cultivar comes primarily from the previous year’s stems in early summer, but also occurs in a second flush later in the summer on the current year’s growth. In general, we do not see that because it doesn’t get enough water through the summer. Leaves are a dark green after having a bronze color when they first emerge.
Need regular water in part to full sun. Should be pruned in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Avoid heavy pruning.
Hybridized by Anderson-Henry in 1873. Awarded RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P17029
Found in Streambed,
On the trellis that hides the work area. Henryii is on the far right when looking at the trellis.